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Poster: finnobrit Date: Sep 25, 2009 5:20am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: E-mail situation solution

And it makes NO sense to allow people to change their screen names while not allowing them to change e-mail addresses.

E-mail addresses will change over the years (change of preferred webmail service, change of ISP, change of employer, change of school etc).

Screen names should be the permanent point of contact to uploaders, not e-mail addresses.

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Poster: FP Date: Sep 25, 2009 7:26am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: E-mail situation solution

Wouldn't it be easy to batch-process all relevant XML metafiles? The batch could run for a few days or less, and be done. Meanwhile, new behavior could be implemented in the automatic behavior of metafile creation, so future uploads will have no email address included. The batch-process could be run on all servers and accessible backups.

I'm not a programmer or scripter, but batch text processors I've used would make it almost as simple as this rough example:
►Load *meta.xml
►replace *@* with
►save/overwrite file